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10 08, 2017

Are You Ready for Safe Driver Week?

AUGUST 10, 2017 - This year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will begin on October 15 and continue through October 21, 2017.  During this 7-day time frame, law enforcement officials throughout the country will pull over approximately 20,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) and private passenger vehicles  in an effort to [...]

26 07, 2017

Preparing for Your DOT Drug Test: What to Expect at the Collection Site

JULY 26, 2017 - So, you’ve been called for a DOT drug test and are instructed to go to the nearest collection facility for testing. Now what? Whether you’re going for a pre-employment, random or reasonable suspicion test, the process will be exactly the same. The DOT has a strict process that all of their [...]

25 07, 2017

July 2017 Significant Rulemaking Recap

July 25, 2017 – Although there's not a new Significant Rulemaking Report for the month of July, there have been a few bills proposed in the past month that could impact the trucking industry. The first is an appropriations bill out of the House of Representatives that was unveiled on July 10th. The bill would [...]

18 07, 2017

ELD Exemptions Explained: Understanding the 100/150 Air Mile Exemption

JULY 18, 2017 - As the deadline for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate approaches, there is still a considerable amount of confusion surrounding who exactly will be exempt from installing the devices into their Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). We’ve covered many of these exemptions in the past, but there’s still a big one that [...]

14 07, 2017

Brake Safety Day is Coming Soon

JULY 14, 2017 - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results of its May 3 inspection blitz this week. The unannounced, day-long inspection looked for critical brake violations, as well as the maintenance of anti-lock braking systems. Of the 9,524 inspections that were conducted that day in the United States and Canada, 1,989 trucks [...]

21 06, 2017

Positive Drug Test Results: What You Need to Know

JUNE 21, 2017 - Circumstances can get pretty complicated in the event of a positive drug test result - especially for companies regulated by the Department of Transportation. The DOT has strict regulations regarding the steps that must be taken afterwards. So let’s get into it:  What happens if an employee tests positive? I received [...]

20 06, 2017

How ELD’s will Impact Your Business

JUNE 20, 2017 - With the deadline now six months away, it’s safe to say most people in the trucking industry are aware of the ELD mandate going into effect on December 18, 2017. Wondering what you can expect once you’ve installed a DOT-compliant device in your vehicle? Read on to find out about the [...]

30 05, 2017

Coming Soon: The 2017 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

MAY 30, 2017 - Iceberg straight ahead! The Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz is just a week away, starting on June 6th and continuing through the 8th.  During this 72-hour time frame, approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections – the most detailed and thorough inspection – will be conducted every minute. Take Note of This Year’s Blitz [...]

16 05, 2017

ELD Requirements for Intrastate CMV Drivers Are Inevitable – and Coming Soon

MAY 16, 2017 - With all the buzz about the upcoming mandate, you're likely aware that the ELD compliance deadline is coming this December.  After that date, most commercial truck drivers who cross state lines will be required to have an electronic logging device installed and in use to record their hours of service. Drivers [...]

11 05, 2017

DOT Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up Testing Q & A

MAY 11, 2017 - One of the last topics in our series that examines specific DOT test types could be one of the most complicated and misunderstood: Return-to-Duty (RTD) and Follow-Up tests. These two test types only occur after an employee has received a positive or non-negative drug and/or alcohol test result. Read on to [...]